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Record #: SO2015-2687   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 4/15/2015 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action: 5/6/2015
Title: Establishment of "Reparations for Burge Torture Victims" fund
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Moore, Joseph, Brookins, Jr., Howard, Moreno, Proco Joe, Osterman, Harry, Cochran, Willie, Mitts, Emma, Reboyras, Ariel, Thomas, Latasha R., Ervin, Jason C., Harris, Michelle A., Mendoza, Susana A.
Topic: FINANCE FUNDS - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. SO2015-2687.pdf, 2. O2015-2687.pdf
ORDINANCE

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO: SECTION 1 - TITLE.
This ordinance shall be known as the "Reparations for Burge Torture Victims" Ordinance.
SECTION 2 - DEFINITIONS.
As used in this Ordinance, the following definitions shall apply:
"Burge victim" or "victim" means any individual with a credible claim of torture or physical abuse by Jon Burge or one of the officers under his command at Area 2 or Area 3 Police Headquarters between May 1,1972 and November 30,1991.
"Credible claim" means a credible claim of torture or physical abuse by Jon Burge or one of the officers under his command at Area 2 or Area 3 Police Headquarters between May 1,1972 and November 30, 1991.
"CTJM" means the Chicago Torture Justice Memorials organization.
"Fund" means the Reparations Fund for Burge Torture Victims established by this Ordinance.
SECTION 3 - REPARATIONS - SUBSTANTIVE PROVISIONS.
Fund established-Per capita amount. The City of Chicago shall establish a Fund of $5.5 million, which shall be known as the Reparations Fund for Burge Torture Victims. Each individual with a credible claim, which shall be determined using the criteria set forth in subsection (b), shall receive no more than $100,000.00 in financial reparations, which shall be paid from such Fund. Provided, however, that if an individual with a credible claim has already received compensation (such as by settlement of his or her claim(s) arising out of the torture or physical abuse), such individual shall receive up to $100,000.00 minus the amount of the prior compensation. Provided further, that if the Fund is insufficient to pay each individual with a credible claim $ 100,000.00 (less any prior compensation), eligible claimants will receive a proportionate share of the Fund. Proportionate shares shall be determined by dividing the total amount in the Fund by the total number of eligible claims (with each claim that was reduced by any prior compensation counted as a fraction of a claim, t...

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